The Meeting After the Meeting

It’s often unspoken. What team members really want most is to end the meeting and get back to their real work. So what do they do? They nod their heads in agreement so that the conversation can just move on and the meeting ends. It’s a symptom of a team that doesn’t have clarity of purpose and isn’t focused on the right topics.

 

Unfortunately, what comes next is the dreaded meeting after the meeting.

 

Productive Conflict Workshop: Beyond a Culture of Nice

DiSC Productive Conflict WorkshopImagine what becomes possible with colleagues who are able to interact without fear of repercussion and who give each other the benefit of the doubt. They don’t get bogged down in drama, over analysis and political turf wars. Instead, they make decisions more quickly and pivot when needed.

New Book By Marshall Goldsmith and Sal Silvester

Stakeholder Centered CoachingStakeholder Centered Coaching: Maximizing Your Impact as a Coach lays out the framework to help you generate better results from your coaching practice using the Stakeholder Centered Coaching® approach, a proven coaching methodology and philosophy created by Marshall Goldsmith that demonstrates ROI and dramatically increases the likelihood of a successful coaching engagement. The best part about Stakeholder Centered Coaching is that it’s a process you can use both personally and professionally for creating any kind of transformational change.

How to Change the Perceptions Others Have of You

There’s always a lag between when a leader makes a behavioral change and when others perceive the change. Maybe you’ve experienced this in your personal life when you had a conflict with a friend or spouse and he brought up something that happened in the distant past, even though you’ve worked hard to change. Or perhaps in the workplace, you were hired into a specific role and have been promoted, but others still see you in the previous role.

You Think Changing Behavior is Hard? Try Changing Perceptions

In our executive coaching programs, the leaders we coach face two challenges. One is to make behavioral changes. However, the second, and bigger, challenge leaders face is changing the perceptions that others have of them. After all, there’s history, first impressions, baggage, and previous experiences that get in the way. In addition, there’s always a lag between when a leader makes a change and when others notice that change or even believe it to be real and lasting.

 

 

Before and After the Leadership Transformation

Our programs produce millions of dollars of return on investment (ROI) for our clients. But it’s the emotional and personal transformation that people talk about with their team and family members afterward.

Get Your Ideal Life Faster by Stopping 5 Habits

Many of us have to-do lists.

But what we really need is a “don’t-do” list.

As you transition into the new year and strive to reach your professional goals, it’s critical that you stop some of the tendencies that are slowing you down or getting in your way. Through our work in executive coaching programs, we uncovered some of these bad habits, every one of which has a negative impact on your life.

So add these to your brand, spanking-new don’t-do list.

7 Tips to Protect Your Credibility as a Leader

In our July post and September post we outlined 9 costly behavioral traits that stall or kill a leader’s career. To conclude our series, we added the remaining 7 career derailers below that most commonly show up in our executive coaching and leadership development engagements.

 

They are avoidable, but you have to know about them first.

 

Here they are. Oh, and we added a bonus derailer that you won’t want to miss if you are worried about losing credibility.

16 Tendencies that Will Derail Your Career

 

In our July post we outlined 4 common and costly behavioral traits that we notice consistently in our executive coaching engagements that stall or kill a leader’s career. It was one of our most read posts and people wanted more. In fact, one subscriber even said, “Aren’t there more than four?”

 

The answer, of course, is yes there are more than four career killers. We've noticed 16 pretty common derailers as we work with people across leadership levels, gender and industry. So, we decided to dedicate this post and the next post to introducing those derailers. They are avoidable, but you have to know about them first. 

Here are the first 9 derailers.

Senior Leadership Requires Mindset over Skill Set

All first-time parents have experienced the conversation where well-intentioned acquaintances tell us – “everything is going to change.” Frankly, that "advice" isn’t helpful. It sure didn't help me understand how things would be different as a father and as a parent. As a result, I wasn't able to take any actionable steps based on those generic words of wisdom.

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